Information About

Rootok Island

Quick Facts

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Location

54 ° 2' 41" N,
165 ° 31' 55" W

Region

Aleutians East

Elevation

384 ft (117.04 m)

Uses

Rootok Island in Detail.

About

in Krenitzin Islands., Aleutian Islands.

History

Aleut name recorded by Father Veniaminov (1846) as Aikhak meaning "travel" or "traveling." R. H. Geoghegan spells the word "aixag" and says it means "travel." Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 26) and Captain Lutke (1883 Alaska Coast Pilot, p. 320) published it as Ostrov Aektok. Admiral von Krusenstern spells the name Ouektock, an intermediate form in the name's evolution to its present spelling, used first by U.S. Bureau of Fisheries (USBF) in 1888. The Russians also called the island by a descriptive name: "Ostrov Goly" meaning "bare."